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Lbinchgo, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Lbinchgo answered:
Can you recommend a good moving company near evanston, il?
I had a very, bad experience with Golans. They did not estimate the cost of my move properly (supposedly), I was forced to scramble for more money during the move! As I recall, they ask ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am thinking of adding on a 144 sq. ft. bathroom addition. Nothing fancy. House is on a crawl space. Cost per square foot?
Too many factors that need consideration for an accurate answer, therefore why not simply contact a few local licensed contractors for free estimates.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Evanston
Brett Warren, Real Estate Pro in 19046
Brett Warren answered:
I am looking for a loan for a Co-op for with 50% down. Does anybody know lenders that lend for Co-ops in Evanston?
Co-op financing is harder to find in areas that do not have a proven market for co-ops. Proven markets would include but may not be limited to areas such as New York and North Jersey. M ... more
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Evelyn Fred, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Evelyn Fred answered:
Hi, we are a family of four looking to rent a townhouse/single family home/condo (2 bd, 2 bath) in the Orrington school district. Any suggestions?
Hi Shweta!

Looks like you've decided to work with Noah. You're in good hands!

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in Evanston
ssk, Home Buyer in Warner Robins, GA
ssk answered:
Where i can find free online homebuyer education courses that give you a certificate and approved by HUD?
How long does it take to find out if you're approved for a home loan after it goes to the underwriter through the USDA?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 15, 2014 Home Buying in Evanston
Jeff Nobleza, Real Estate Pro in 60640
Jeff Nobleza answered:
i am looking for a place that allows cats and not a fee. i am looking for a place in evanston, deerfield and also highland park. under 1,000
Have you given any thought or looked into buying instead of renting? It may be possible for you to buy a place, not worry about the cats, and have your monthly payment be under $1000/mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Evanston
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Are there any 2 bedroom apartments still available for rent in any of the Optima Horizons or Sherman Plaza buildings?
Yes there are. Check out our site relating to the Optima or give us a call.
Good luck.
http://800elgin.com/
or
http://coldwellbankerevanston.com/
Thanks

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 23, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Mark Hafeli, Real Estate Pro in 60647
Mark Hafeli answered:
How many inspector and attorney references do you provide to your clients, and are they presented in any particular order?
I typically give three references that are knowledgeable on the given area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Mark Hafeli, Real Estate Pro in 60647
Mark Hafeli answered:
What to bid on a condo when it has been on MLS for nearly a year and has had multiple prices cuts?
Find a realtor to provide you with a buyer's comparative market analysis. Your offer should take into consideration the recent sales of comparable properties. You can offer less than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Rebeccatrulia, Renter in United Amigos, Mesa,...
Rebeccatrulia answered:
Are residential mortgage loans on a recourse or non-recourse basis?
Hi Neil Faulkner

A Reverse Mortgage is designed to be the last loan you may ever need. It works opposite a traditional mortgage. Rather than making monthly payments to pay off a loa ... more
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Mary Summerv…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Mary Summerville answered:
We are looking for home in Evanston, but everything is sold before we have a chance to make an offer. How can we also have a chance?????
You really need an experienced buyers agent who is active in the market. Your agent should be able to advise you, tell you about homes before they are active in the MLS, and tell you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 6, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Mary Kay Lau…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Mary Kay Laurent answered:
I am 6 months past a short sale and want to purchase a home in Illinois with 20% to 30% down. Anyone doing mortgages like this in IL?
FHA has come out with new guidelines on Shortsales and Foreclosures waiting periods. Work with a lender to find out if you qualify , you may need to wait another 6 months at the minimu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Steven Sims, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Steven Sims answered:
Empty lots in Evanston?
I'm Top Producer Steven Sims with Coldwell Banker in Evanston and want to tell you that if you would like to build a new home on the previous Kendel College site across from Northwester ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 5, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Flrmp, Home Buyer in 21215
Flrmp answered:
How is Evanston high school? is it safe? is the neighbourhood safe? I've heard it's not safe. Thank you.
I graduated from Evanston High School about 20 years ago and got 3 degrees from Harvard. It's an excellent school. The experience of having attended a diverse high school has served m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Ryan Rahim e…, Real Estate Pro in 60646
Ryan Rahim epro answered:
Are non-US citizens allowed to buy houses?
Yes most of my non-us citizens buyers have been cash buyers. To fund a loan for a non-us citizen feel free to contact my lender. Thanks

Karlton Uhm, Senior Mortgage Banker

People ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in 60201
Alex Summers,…, Real Estate Pro in 60618
Alex Summers, Broker Associate answered:
Affordable Houses By the Lake
Please feel free to reach out to me for advice and guidance. My cell is 773 733 1153. Thanks and I look forward to speaking with you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in Evanston
Dayle Lively, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Dayle Lively answered:
what is a 1.5 to 1.9 Story house
Catherine,

Where did you see the term "1.5 to 1.9 story house?" A 1.5 story house is often used to refer to a split level house--a partial second floor with rooms. The 1.9 term may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in 60202
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